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Asia Business News

Asia Business News
Launched November 1, 1993
Closed February 1, 1998[1] (merger with CNBC Asia)
Owned by Dow Jones and Company
Country Singapore
Broadcast area Asia
Headquarters Singapore
Replaced by CNBC Asia

Asia Business News (ABN) was a business news television channel owned by Dow Jones and Company. It was founded on November 1, 1993 and it was based in Singapore. It was the sister network of London-based European Business News (EBN). On 2 February 1998 the channel merged with NBC's CNBC Asia. Initially, most of ABN's programmes and presenters migrated to the new channel and it operated from ABN's former headquarters in Singapore.[2][3] The merged channel was initially named CNBC Asia Business News but on June 1, 1998 it was simply referred to as CNBC Asia.

Past programmes

  • Breakfast Briefing
  • Asian Wall Street Journal on Air
  • Trading Day
  • Asia Market Digest
  • Storyboard
  • Far Eastern Economic Review on Air
  • Money Talk
  • Corporate Raiders


  • Coco Quisumbing
  • Martin Soong
  • Sydnie Kohara
  • Karen Koh
  • Lynette Lithgow


  • Keiko Bang
  • Lisa Barron
  • Stuart Pallister
  • Jim Sciutto
  • Chris Slaughter


  1. Joshi, Namrata; M.M. Vetticad, Anna; Rajadhyaksha, Mrudula (9 February 1998). "It's Only Business". India Today. p. 82.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. Fabrikant, Geraldine. Overseas News Merger Seen By Dow Jones and CNBC. New York Times Online. Published December 8, 1997.
  3. Dow, NBC to merge cable TV operations. Indian Express Newspapers. December 10, 1997.